Burlington's Brant Street Pier is Open!

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The wait is over – Burlington’s Brant Street Pier is finally open!

Plaque Unveiling Ceremony

Years of delays, setbacks and uncertainty are now water under the bridge (or, more accurately, the pier) as Burlingtonians can now celebrate the pier’s completion. Just in time for the Sound of Music Festival, the City of Burlington hosted a special commemorative plaque unveiling ceremony, thanking funding and community partners.

The celebration began with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps marching onto the pier, followed by Burlington’s Town Crier, Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring, members of city council and dignitaries.

Handprint History

In the fall of 2012, Burlington children were invited to take part in a contest to be one of a select few children to leave their lasting handprint on the pier. Seven children from age 5-12 were chosen from 444 entries to make history. Make sure to look for their handprints embedded in the cement close to the entrance of the pier.

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L-R: Charlie Sybley, Eva Moreau, Logan Szyiko, Evan Sebok, Brooklyn Humphries, Carter Needham and Grace Hodgson showing off their handprints on the plaque

Burlington’s Beautiful Waterfront

The Brant Street Pier is a spectacular addition to Burlington’s Waterfront. Stretching 132 metres out over Lake Ontario, the pier is a unique S-shape and features a lookout near the end of the pier.

On a clear day, the lookout offers views of the Escarpment, the Skyway Bridge and all the way to Niagara. Don’t forget to enjoy the view of Spencer Smith Park and downtown Burlington – views previously enjoyed only from a boat.

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The Brant Street Pier is just one more fantastic reason to visit downtown Burlington. Take a leisurely walk on the pier and remember to enjoy the beautiful view!

About the Author Teresa Baerg

Teresa Baerg is a writer, editor and self-confessed word-nerd who loves telling a good story. She is proud to call Burlington home for over a decade. She is passionate about her family, sunshine and palm trees, growing veggies, running and cycling, good books, good food and good coffee. And football. Twitter: @teresabaerg Instagram: @teresabaerg Website: teresakbaerg.com

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